Kent State University

Kent,  OH 
United States
  • Booth: 1148

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University provides students with liberal and professional education preparing them for careers in the performing arts as artists, scholars and educators. The school’s production season serves as the primary laboratory for the development of student artistic expression and technique.

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University offers comprehensive programs in theatre and dance leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts. The breadth of the program is suggested by its course offerings, which cover the areas of acting, directing, musical theatre, theatre history, script analysis, playwriting, technical production, scenery, lighting, costume design, make-up, theatre management, modern dance, ballet, jazz, dance composition, dance history and dance science.

The School of Theatre and Dance is also the home of Porthouse Theatre, our professional outdoor summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center. 


Our Programs

Bachelor of Arts 

  • Theatre Studies
  • Dance Studies


Bachelor of Fine Arts 

  • Design, Technology and Production
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dance Performance


Master of Fine Arts 

  • Acting 
  • Acting for the Returning Professional
  • Costume Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Scene Design
  • Technical Design

 Accredited by National Association of Schools of Dance and National Association of Schools of Theatre; Member University/Resident Theatre Association

Brands: School of Theatre and Dance, Porthouse Theatre (

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